LDF 2016: Highlights from the V&A

21.09.2016 LDF 2016 : V&A : London

London – LS:N Global visited the Victoria and Albert Museum to discover the makers and concepts behind this year’s London Design Festival offering.

  • Studio Glithero, Mathieu Lehanneur and Tabanlıoğlu Architects are all presenting as part of this year’s exhibition
  • A robotically fabricated carbon-fibre pavilion is also on display in the V&A courtyard as part of a wider project looking at biomimicry in design

In the Tapestry gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Benjamin Hubert's multisensory steel installation made from 50,000 mirror-finish stainless steel panels reflects and scatters light around the space. ‘You get a scaled up sense of movement,’ says Huber. ‘We want to create a multisensory experience that people remember. Sometimes it takes the idea of scale, immersion and impact to bring the experience to life.’

Julian Melchiorri, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s engineer-in-residence, presented Silk Leaf, the first man-made biological leaf designed to harness natural photosynthesis in order to convert carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen using only water and light.

The Big Picture

For continuing coverage of London Design Festival 2016, keep an eye on our Briefing and Shows sections.

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